HD 5850 & my rig - A Review

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comp@ddict

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Well, so I've been using the HD5850 for the past week...and this is the first time for me with a high-end GPU , or actually any end GPU(earlier i waz with a 6200TC lol!!!!)

- I had 10 days of time with the Athlon II X4 620 before that, and now after all the tweaks, i've set a decently low vcore, yet with 100% stability.. At 23C ambient, the processor doesn't even cross 37C at FULL LOAD.....

- Dunno why people complain about seagate but this 7200.12 baby rocks

- BenQ G2220HD, where were u earlier..I thought switching to LCD from CRT wud diminish quality, but boy was I wrong...and watching 480p and 720p movies is a treat to the eyes(especially with upscaling feature of GPU)..

- Logitech MX518, with all the buttons and DPi profiles, every game, RTS FPS whichever can be enjoyed to the fullest and most comfortably...

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- CM Elite 334 ,I know I know, bad cable management...Dam I wish i had bought a CM 590 instead...but still, this cabby does the job...and it all fits in, although I had to install the HDD on a lower rack......

- Corsair VX550W , needs no introduction

- Corsair 1600MHz titanium....the casing for the ram looks downright sexy....and the memory clocks more than 1800MHz(tried a li'l OC venture with the CPU, but no screenies, it was about a 5 minute ride only...)...running it at 1333MHz and a lower voltage of 1.59V as I don't see any performance increase at FULL HD gaming with 16000MHz

- HD5850
Well, the queen bee in this rig.....i guess all of u guys hav read the reviews of this card already....
I cud OC the card to the max 775MHz and 1150Mhz on CCC OverDrive using Auto-Tune, didn't go any higher.
At 30% fan speed idling, the temps are at an amazing low 38C(ambient 23C)
While gaming the speed is 55%, and max temp WAS 65C...

Yeah, why WAS with big bold huh??? Well, I downloaded MSI After Burner and successfully reduced the CoreVoltage to 1.062V from 1.088V (HD5970 has a 1.05V CoreVoltage).....I did 1.049V but it wasn't stable.....
After that stint, while playing the same part in CRYSIS(the scene of the beach, 1st level).............and the rest of the level for a total of 20 mins, the results were:-

Earlier - Load 65C
Now - Load 58C

Yea I know, the temp drop is 7C.............


That's about it, sorry no benchmarks but I'll try to post if possible....
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
@compaddict: Hi nice rig...can u post the individual price of which u bought @...
i.e RAM,PSU,GCard...etc...& r u playin in DX11 mode...?

I am planing 2 go 4 HD 5750? how is it...:-D
 
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comp@ddict

comp@ddict

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^^^nah...i think i'll get a CPU cooler, add one more fan to my case, near the GPU back-of-core...that shud do it..
 

amitash

Intel OCer
- Dunno why people complain about seagate but this 7200.12 baby rocks

Tell that to my hard disk which crashed due to firmware issues and i almost lost 560gb of data

and this is the first time for me with a high-end GPU

Hate to burst the bubble but its not classified as a high end/enthusiast gpu, its mainstream

some benchmarks and OC validations are needed
 

NVIDIAGeek

Long Live Gojira!
^I think it's beatin' the sh*t outta GTX 280 & HD4870X2 and GTX 280's a high-end GPU, ainnit? Hell! It's even beatin' GTX 285! Congo, dude!
 

amitash

Intel OCer
No tats not a high end gpu... Previous generations don't matter, in it's gen it's not a high end gpu, u can say even the 7900gtx is a high end gpu because it was made to be so... The 5850 was made to be a mainstream card
 
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comp@ddict

comp@ddict

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some benchmarks and OC validations are needed
OC??? Dude the card clocks 1GHz plus almost all the HD5850s out there!!!

And to classify it's standing is wrong as competition has no answer to them, so we compare to previous generation GPUs which is GTX280/GTX285 and HD4870 X2....

The 5850 was made to be a mainstream card
but ended up being better

And the GPU is high end for me, actually the highest it cud be, remember i was on a 6200TC before this...
 

NVIDIAGeek

Long Live Gojira!
^Don't worry, mate. There will always be a person (no offense, amitash) to say, "Why did ye buy that for (so much) K? There are more better (anythin') to buy". BTW, be happy, I'm usin' GF9800GTX+. :lol:
 
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